Ashley Taylor


Ashley is a creative researcher focused on solutions to systemic problems. She started Regency to support people and businesses who are going above and beyond to give back to others and the planet.

She is also Sr. Collaborator with CCSI where she trains international government officials and industry leaders on the abuses of digital technologies, and provides guidance on regulation and compliance measures that uphold international peace and security. Previously she was one of the first entrepreneurs in the blockchain technology space, where she outlined the benefits and the threats presented by the technology, and advocates for its responsible design and implementation.

She is also an astrologer, yoga therapist, and student of indigenous healing practices. She received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.

Luquana McGriff

Event Manager

Luquana is a Red Hook native who has a passion for baking, hospitality, and unique events. She started Sweet South Bakery in 2016, which has grown to become an award-winning boutique dessert caterer and baker. As first generation entrepreneur, she brings new life to time-tested Southern family-recipes with unique decor and all natural ingredients. She specializes in seasonal treats that bring excitement and novelty to hospitality. She also works at Williams-Sonoma as a Chef where she teaches classes and and cooks for store demos. 

Previously she was a former member of NYPD as a Police Communication Technician and she has worked at Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) as a Chief Assistant. She attended Culinary School at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. Her background is in social work, graduating from College of New Rochelle with a BA in Sociology and Graduate School at Touro College for Early Childhood Education.

Christine Alfred

Partnerships and Above & Beyond Manager

Christine Alfred is a Reiki Master of traditional Usui Reiki, a 13th Octave LaHoChi energy practitioner, therapeutic sound facilitator, and committed student of herbalism and plant medicine.

As an intuitive empath, she establishes connections with the body’s innate wisdom to facilitate a natural state of growth and healing, and to better provide light-energy and sound where it is most needed. Christine attributes her connection to the earth, and her dedication to personal and universal development to the teachings received from her grandmother, and the culture of Haiti, where she was born. She completed both her Reiki and Green Medicine training at the New York Open Center School for Holistic and Professional Learning, and received her 13th Octave LaHoChi certification with Eilis Philpot. She formerly served as Director of Events at The Alchemist’s Kitchen where she curated transformational and educational community driven events. Christine is Cofounder of Awarehouse, a project that creates carefully curated events that promote transpersonal growth and healing. Awarehouse draws on all systems of knowledge, from the ancient and occult to the futuristic and accessible, while focusing on the power of sound, energy, plants, art, and community.


Bookings Manager

Reuben as born in London, England and is an alumni of WAC College in London, and Berklee College of Music in Boston. While in school, Reuben developed a strong composition voice, as well as an impecable sideman posture when needed, which has gotten him as many gigs as he can fit in his schedule. 

After graduating at Berkee, Reuben moved to New York in 2010 where he has been a highly sought after session player and performer.

Tymer Tilton

Designer / Bookings Manager

Tymer is a multi-talented designer and maker. It all started with LEGOs — as the son of an art professor and a construction contractor, he has always loved to create. Throughout his childhood he was often building things from tree forts to trebuchets. For college he attended Montana State School of Architecture and graduated in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in Architecture. For seven years he was the first employee and Principal Designer of an industrial design start-up company making tea and coffee equipment. Now he is working on his own creative ventures, such as designing RE:GEN:CY and Jupiter House, a medical facility for Solve Clinics, and a custom camper van. He has designed buildings, products, logos, websites, coffee shops, catalogs, trade show booths, videos, marketing campaigns, furniture, and events. He loves design, making new things, and solving new problems.
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